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Jesse Honigberg

SVP, Technology Chief of Staff at Cross River

Jesse Honigberg currently serves as a SVP, Director of Innovation and Product Development at Cross River. In this role, he partners closely with clients and the community to build, deliver and evolve the Bank’s wide ranging portfolio of payments, banking-as-a-service (BaaS) and lending products that focus on financial inclusion and enablement.  

He is currently the lead on Cross River’s third party API-based connection to the real-time payments network, and also leading the development of the Bank’s proprietary API core banking platform. In 2019, Jesse led the Bank to be the 19th bank on the Real Time Payments Network (RTP) making Cross River Bank the only bank on the network with less than 100B in assets.  

Prior to joining Cross River, Jesse held various roles at Sterling National Bank including Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer with responsibilities over technology and platform delivery. He graduated from SUNY Albany in 2001 and is current pursuing an EMBA from MIT Sloan School Of Business, graduating in 2021.